New Film From the Heart of Guatemala City
Through Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM) and CRWM missionary Joel Van Dyke, the CRCNA supports Guatemalan leaders seeking to share Jesus' love and grace with at-risk youth in Guatemala City. In 2010 the film production company Athenikos released Reparando, a documentary capturing the work of two such Guatemalan leaders — Shorty and Tita. Now Athenikos has produced a companion documentary, Becoming Fools.
Becoming Fools is the legacy of a man who lived as a fool and died as a friend. Italo Castro was a professional clown who became a father figure to countless street youth in Guatemala City. After his tragic death, professional entertainers rally around street youth to honor their fallen hero through a theatrical production. The odds are stacked against this dysfunctional troupe, but they're determined. Perhaps they're fools for believing it can be done. Or perhaps ... Becoming Fools is exactly what they needed ... because the journey of a fool leads to the heart of a child.
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